Moscow today Lecture on Russian economy/Moscow city excursion (Thursday, 8 July )

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Theme of the day: Moscow today Lecture: " An overview of the current state of Russia's economy and politics" (speaker: a university professor)

Lunch: In a restaurant in the city

Afternoon: City highlights (by motorcoach): the history and architecture of Moscow. Stops are made at important landmarks: Red Square, GUM department store, St Basil's Cathedral (view the exterior only), Moscow University, Novodevichi Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and other important sites. Learn of Russia's transiton to democracy and capitalism.